I went with 4 colleagues for dinner, mid-week, and it was still quite full of locals and had a lively atmosphere.
I enjoyed the food very much. The helpings were good size, well presented, and well prepared. We all had different dishes from the large menu.
Since Brunei is an alcohol-free country, there are a good selection of juices and soft drinks available.
The waitress was helpful, and patient. Choosing from the large selection of sushi and other dishes can take a while.
The only niggle was the timing of the food delivery. We all ordered a selection of starters, with a variety of main courses. Half of us received all our food (both courses at the same time), long before the others received anything. This was quite confusing, especially since they combined several of our orders onto the same plates. No one was quite sure what was delivered and what was still to come.
Anyway, in the end, we think everything arrived, and everyone had more than enough to eat. But it does feel odd sitting eating while others can only sit and watch.
I do recommend this restaurant though. The food is good, and the service is friendly - even if the timing is a bit strange to us.
The local 'custom' (I think that's what it was), of each new arrival shouting out a greeting, answered by all those present, was quite interesting. Very unusual in my experience, but quaint.
We were all tired after a long day, but it would be better to take some time. Enjoy the food. Enjoy the atmosphere. Take your time and relax. Whether you are at a conventional table or sitting on the floor at one of the 'traditional' low tables (don't worry, you don't need to kneel, there's a hole for your legs under the table), just take some time and enjoy.
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